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A Home's High Ceilings Are Responsible for Some Impressive Views

Oriented to absorb the afternoon sun, floor-to-ceiling doors comprise two-thirds of the home’s west-facing walls, which open to an elevated deck overlooking Island Bay. Combined with extra-thick building insulation, this passive element provides sufficient heating for the home, even during winter months—a true feat given the region’s cold seasonal winds.

passive solar living space in a strawbale home

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10 Unique, One-of-a-Kind Homes

Called “Sol Ship,” this one-bed, one-bath earthship is designed for off-the-grid living and uses passive solar thermomass construction that heats and cools the interior. But don’t worry — you can tap into traditional systems if you have a craving for microwave popcorn. Two underground, 3,000-gallon cisterns hold water. Own this home and no one will insult you about your carbon footprint, because it doesn’t exist.

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Living Sol Building and Designs' Greenest Passive Solar Straw Bale Home - Living Sol Building and Design

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Estufa pasiva. Piedra negra calentada por el sol

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trombe walls - Google Search

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Christian and Shiloh

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1233 sq ft straw bale houseplan with 2 bedrooms, 2 bath and 2 covered porches.

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How to do a solar site assessment to set up passive solar heating systems

infografia-construccion-casa-verde: 13 Elementos a tener en cuenta para construir una vivienda sostenible. ¿Sueñas en una bonita y hermosa vivienda que sea sustentable y sostenible? Image of a sustainable housing: 13 Items to consider to build a sustainable home. Do you dream in a nice and beautiful dwelling that is sustainable and sustainable?

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